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The Meaning of FaithThis essay was written for my college English Composition class, but I wanted to publish it on DeviantART. I like what I said and wanted to share it with others.
Faith is an extremely abstract term, with as many definitions as there are people on this earth. But there isn't a real definition that everyone can agree on. I can tell you what I think it isn't, but that doesn't mean that it isn't that. According to Urban Dictionary, faith is “insubstantial, irrational belief.” “Glorified ignorance.” It is “belief in something despite all evidence to the contrary.” But that is not what I think it is. Faith is at its core an absolute confidence or trust in the path that you believe in. It also has many fundamental levels revolving around the core of it that are just as important as the faith itself. The layers are essential to define as they are what differentiate true faith from “glorified ignorance.” These layers involve how it works around ot
Character Profile - Varpa ZagintiCharacter Profile:
Name: Varpa Zaginti
Nicknames: Var, Varp
Species: Tentacle Monster (Tentaclax)
Age: Somewhere along the lines of 15-16 (An adult tentaclax)
Hello. I Varpa. Do no be scared. I no going hurt you. Wait, where you going? Why you run? Come back! Please!
... *Sigh* I no like talking about me. Ask Vivi...
Varpa is a tentaclax unlike what you'd expect. He isn't a sex addict or a rapist. He doesn't like things that are too complex, preferring simpler things and simpler pleasures. He has a very good grasp of language as far as tentaclex go, he can actually hold a conversation. He's very affectionate, caring and loves to spend time with others. Unfortunately, most people don't want to spend time with him.
Vivienne, Sweet foods, Naps, Relaxation, TV, Hugs, Outdoors
Ignorant People, Reading, Writing, Drawing, Cleaning, Vegetables, Mint-flavored things
Varpa was born to an ordina
Character Profile - Vivienne WindhamCharacter Profile:
Name: Vivienne Windham
Nicknames: Vivi, Vi
Species: Timber Wolf
Ummm... Hi, I'm Vivienne... I like nature and cooking... I really enjoy fishing, my dad taught me how to... Um... well, I have a boyfriend. He's kind of a strange guy. Most people laugh at me and say that I'm insane, or even call me a slut for being with him. But... He isn't as horrible as people say he is! Just because he's the kind of creature he is, people automatically think that he's a horrible person... Wh-what kind of creature? Um... well... he's a... a tentacle monster... H-hey, wait! Don't run away, come back! D8
Vivienne is a shy, nerdy wolf. She is introverted to a point where she has trouble making conversation. Because of this, she never made very many friends growing up. She has trouble opening up to people, but when she does, it's worth it. She's kind, trustworthy, generous, and loves to help those she cares about.
What's a guy to do?What's a guy to do
When he fights with his friend
And the end looks bleak for them?
What's a guy to do
When he cannot amend
The troubles and sorrows from him?
What's a guy to do
When he betrays his closest confidant
So close that they were like brothers?
What's a guy to do
When a disaster he didn't want
Strains the brotherhood of love for another...?
Memories of a TricksterMemories of Trickster Online
June 18th, 2007
-Matt95 (Lion) Level 152
Build: P-3, M-1, S-4, C-2
Job: Cyber Hunter
Weapon: Knives, Swords, Guns
Friends I Remember:
Keep in mind I hadn't seen my friend list in over a year, and if I don't remember your username AND personality, you aren't on the list. If you knew me, write me a note, so we can get back in touch.
-FoxyNiti (Fox): A person once dear to me, now seperated and lost. I'll never forget her, but I don't have any feeling left about her.
-KittenRose (Cat): Funny, sassy, and all-around awesome. She has a DeviantART somewhere on here.
-Kaikatsu (Bunny): Bubbly and bright, she was always the kind of person to cheer you up. I hope to talk to her again.
-FlareStarIX (Lion): An overall cool person. Helpful, but not one to hold his tongue. He was a great person to talk to.
-LittleLycanz (Bunny): Energetic and kind, she was truly a blessing to my
Part 1: Why does God allow bad things to happen?“I had heard about You before, but now I have seen You.”
This is part of a journal series examining the age old question, "Why does God allow bad things to happen?"
Part 2: http://fav.me/d6kwg5t "Why do bad things happen to good people?"
Part 3: http://fav.me/d6lobn0 "My end is my beginning."
Part 4: http://fav.me/d6mk391 "We don't know what good is."
Part 5: http://fav.me/d6nj8xh "Five points of light."
Part 6: http://fav.me/d6v2g6a "Why do bad things happen if God is good?" (audio)
The Father Who Gives You Strength
This excerpt is taken from "The Father Who Gives You Strength" by Max Lucado
It all happened in one day. One day he could choose his tee time at the nicest golf course in the country; the next he couldn’t even be the caddie. One day he could Lear jet across the country to see the heavyweight bout at the Las Vegas Mirage. The next he couldn’t afford a city bus across town.
Talk about calm becoming chaos. . .
The first thing to go is his empire.
My Life in God's EyesThe sky is my life
The dawn my new beginning
The rising sun my first lover
The sky is my life
The sun my forever lover
The clouds the only thing that play with me
The sky is my life
The dusk my final life
The sinking sun is my lost lover
The sky is my life
The moon my found lover
The stars light up my path to Heaven's light
Light Over Darknessif...
the rainbows r dead
the color is gone
the flowers r dying
the light no longer sings
the world's a depressing place
now that color as left it dry
the world is slowly shrinking without our sanity
the Lord has left it barron, he has left it clear
he made the bird sing
he made the colors bright
he made the rabbits have their tails
he made the flowers have color
he painted the horizen just so u would smile
he didnt leave it barron, he didnt leave it clear
he filled it with sights and sounds because of love
rejoice, rejoice, Immanuel has come to bring us the "Dreamer's Land" known as Heaven
I Was SavedI was like most of the kids in my generation.
Sixteen years old, almost seventeen and I was considered a 'heathen'.
I had no faith in any god after searching through many religions.
I thought I would never find my faith and belong.
My mother said I changed my religion too much.
Well, how could she know his hopeless feeling?
She had been Russian Orthodox since she was born.
I simply couldn't continue being Christian awhile back.
I didn't want to be a brainwashed Christian that hated others not like them.
I was laying in bed, crying.
My depression was seizing me and it was hard to breathe.
My life was spiraling downward.
I was ugly.
I barely had any friends.
I had a horrible relationship with my parents and siblings.
I wouldn't amount to much of anything the way my school work was going.
I was staring at the ceiling, looking for a secure place as to where I could hang myself.
My two closest friends couldn't help me.
I couldn't be weak and lean on them anymore.
I found something to hang m
My tributeI felt like I known you forever
So amazing how much you made me think
Made me think more than I ever did
The world seems evil, I know
It seems dark, cold, and silent
It seems like, you're just a face in the crowd
But not to God, he created you, made the perfect creature
People only saw the imperfection in you
They think they know perfection
The world may seem unforgivable
It may seem like hell
But their cannot be hatred without love
There cannot be darkness without light
There cannot be evil without good
I reach out to you and your family
I know that you're up there, your surrounding all of us
It's just... It makes me sick
To think that someone has to end their life
For us to look
We say sorry, but it's too late what's done is done
I'm not saying good-bye... no
I'm saying see you later
I'm saying goodnight see you in the morning
I'm saying whatever happens, there's a home for you
In my heart
For the bullies
Is it worth it?
What's your reason?
Are you happy?
I'm not mad at yo
Jephthah's Daughter: No Ram for MeWhere is the ram caught in the bush?
Where is the angel to sweep me away?
I'll accept it, let it happen
if you don't stay his hand -
but tell me this: why
is there no ram for me?
So many things I'm going to miss.
I cry for the man I never will meet,
the first kiss that I'll never know,
his touch I'll never feel;
it is too late now -
and there's no ram for me.
Sometimes I've wondered how it feels
in the arms of a man. I used to dream -
only daydreams. Or was it wrong?
But now I'll never know.
They go up in smoke,
for there's no ram for me.
Is it because I am a girl?
No link in the chain of greater events?
Nothing special, no mother blessed,
no daughter of promise;
not special enough
to have a ram for me?
So a child will walk through fire,
and you don't let it stop - oh God, why not?
There's nothing here to save me now,
no lightning, no angel,
no voice from above,
and there's no ram for me.
But soon I'll be with you, safe and at peace
in the arms of the God I don't understand
most of the
PurityAs small of a thing as purity seems to be,
It is actually very important not to lose.
It is not by any means easy to keep,
Even if you make up your mind to hold it dear.
Please do not trade this precious gift in,
Because once purity is lost there is no going back.
Listen when your friends try to warn you,
You friends do not want you to loose anything.
A real friend asks for nothing from you,
A real friend will not ask you to give yourself.
A real friend cares about you just for who you are.
Instead of asking of you they will guard you.
On every road there is a point of no return,
Stop before you have reached that point!
I know the world is very confusing,
But you can not let it push you around.
So learn what is right and what is wrong,
Desires could make you destroy your purity,
When that happens you will feel only filthy and used.
Purity is true innocence, you do not want to loose this.
What this world really lacks is innocence,
Those who are innocent are almost never popular,
Live for Jesus not for a religionYou say I am being religious but I don't have a religion, I have Jesus, He lives in me. You say I am being ridiculous but doesn't it sound like your being ridiculous for not believing in Jesus. You see me and say, "he has changed, he found religion" but I say thank you Jesus. God crushed religions, it is an abomination, we don't need a religion we need Jesus. Was Jesus being ridiculous when He died for our sins? Jesus didn't die for us to have a religion. He gave us life so He might dwell in us. Now if He wasn't ridiculous for dying for us and He didn't do it for a religion. Wouldn't you say living for Jesus and giving your life up for Him isn't ridiculous? If Jesus gave up His life for us then why would we think we are not called to do the same for Him. Love God seek His glory in Jesus, if we beleive in Him and the word of God to be true then where does it say live in Jesus but also keep doing things as the world would do? Now I am not saying to change, you can't but what I am saying
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